Learning by doing
New push for vocational education
- Duration 4:08
- Date Jul 9, 2012
New push for vocational education
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See here this one that they say they're going to vocational school or technical college certain stigma may come when you tell your neighbors your friends that.
But that notion is being turn -- -- ten now in our next guest has the proof he went to vocational school was somewhat lower expectations today he's Arizona education superintendent.
Joining us live from thinks John who -- to -- John.
Hey it's great to be with you aren't so let's take a look at some of the facts and figures.
The graduation rate the high school graduation rates 75%.
When you add technical experience that you -- in high school it goes up to 980%.
Well a -- finding that out narrows on -- too that the current technical education is -- more inspiring education.
As students get more involved and it reaches out to some students that are turned off by two dimensional learning there the brain has meant to learn in three dimensions.
We have -- one school district in particular and the Peoria school district they've driven their graduation rates up to 94%.
May have double the statewide average participation in current tech Ed classes that -- -- how does this work so for example.
Are you be going through trying to get my regents diploma -- -- in New York.
At the same time to say I want to be hands on with something.
That's absolutely you know when you think give it -- career paths have gone on to college gone on to medical school gone on -- surgical.
One of the things they found out it's going out of medical school that half of the medical schools students were washing out.
And the blunt truth is if you can't so and if you cancel on if he can't drill you can't be a surge in interest so we've we've you career detect dead classes as being part of a world class education.
That opens up doors all in all the mentioned -- yeah.
You know what Johnny what's that what's interesting is when Brian -- -- -- high school -- junior high remember that we had shock yes you know back in the olden days you had home Mac.
Now those classes seem to be the first ones that are cut kind of those those hands on experience kind of classes.
The -- see that -- the tragedy of modern education that high schools aren't working as well.
Its current tech -- it's the arts its physical education there's a crushing force on our schools in our schools are more expensive than ever.
They're offering less of this fully dimensional lines -- -- -- -- do it if he gets specific for example required skills but no degree dental hygiene and it's humid 70000 bucks.
Registered there -- 65 guys we know we need nurses -- a technician about 55000.
Which are growing those growing opportunities 51000 there if you're an electrician or plumber I'll tell you they make more than that yeah.
Yeah no I didn't just from me.
The wave of California behind.
We have an incredible veterinary tech program operating out of up and -- in -- -- on up for Navajo students.
And they -- they found that forty out of sixty of those students are going on -- be a successful college.
So going on -- the medical areas so we see in any number ways that current tech head.
Classes are -- world class education and also interestingly enough just taken one of those classes is a marker for greater success in college.
That is so interesting and maybe we're gonna see an interesting trends to go back to the old fashioned way of educating our kids and where -- more hands on and not -- so concerned about just the math -- A lot of parents gonna have a lot of salad balls on Christmas again if that happened so that's oh well maybe -- up.
I type I took wood chopping class in high school want to drafting and went on -- got a degree in mechanical engineering and we.
We again we view it as more opportunities particularly.
They now know that only three out of a hundred students that -- eighth grade will go on into college in work in the area for which they get to college student three out of a -- So when you look at that data and you see the tremendous opportunity in society.
In technical occupations.
It that to me it's just absolutely convincing these current tech Ed classes that part of the world class education it's a very interesting conversation that John -- and -- -- on education superintendent.
Thanks so much for your time.